Clarkson & Woods

Best Medium Sized Ecological Consultancy of the Year, CIEEM 2019
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Our team of expert ecologists provide a full range of ecological survey and consultancy services in respect to planning and land management. Working across a broad range of sectors including private homeowners, local authorities and housing developers we ensure compliance to wildlife legislation while remaining client-focused, solutions oriented and innovative.


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Housing & Commercial


Award Winning Consultancy

We are proud winners of CIEEM’s ‘Best Medium Consultancy of the Year 2019’. CIEEM is the leading body representing ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad. We are delighted that our team’s hard work and dedication has been recognised in this way and look forward to another successful year in 2020.
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Our Services

Our expert team of ecologists will work with you to understand your plans, however large or small. They will formulate an approach that best suits your needs and ensures compliance with environmental and wildlife regulations. There are significant benefits in us getting involved early on in the process to allow for the most effective and economical solution.


The UK supports 17 species of bat, all of which are protected under legislation which relates to the animals themselves as well as their roost sites


Badgers are social creatures living in family groups in underground structures called setts. Badgers and their setts are protected under the Protection of Badgers Act

Newts & Reptiles

There are six native species of common reptile in the UK; the grass snake, slow-worm, adder, common lizard, smooth snake and sand lizard. All receive strict legal protection


The dormouse, one of the UK’s most charismatic species, has suffered from significant decline over the past 50 years


All wild birds in the UK, including their eggs and nests, are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended)

Other Native Flora & Fauna

Our survey work includes all native UK flora and fauna protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (amended)


We are pioneers in solar monitoring and have developed a standard protocol for monitoring solar sites called Solarview. We use this alongside walk-over surveys and bespoke species surveys when required. Read more here about our findings and methodology.
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Bat Rescue

One of our ecologists recently returned to the office with a new addition to the team. Paul found a bat in a roof that was underweight and not hibernating. He is now bringing it back to full health with a regular supply of meal worms. By this time of year bats should be a good…


Tree Planting

What better way to blow away the cobwebs of our Christmas party than to get muddy in a field and plant some trees. Today, as part of our Christmas celebrations we have taken some time out to do some tree planting in our reserve. There is already a mixture of mature native trees and grassland…


Covid 19 Statement

As you will have seen, the situation over the spread of the coronavirus in the UK is rapidly changing on a daily basis.  For Clarkson and Woods we are operating on a ‘business as usual’ basis.  Our priority at this time is to help safeguard the health and safety of our clients, contacts and staff,…